Dr. Stephen K. Ball, MD

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Dr. Stephen K. Ball, MD

Cardiac Surgery | Male

Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute 1215 21st Ave South Suite 5209, MCE, Nashville, TN 37232 Get Directions
(615) 343-9195

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Dr. Ball specializes in Cardiac Surgery and practices in Nashville, TN. He practices at 2 locations.

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  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgerynull
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      4 based on 8 responses
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      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (8)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Ball's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      in Portland, TN |
      Dr. Ball was very careful to make sure that I fully understood the procedure, what to expect and hospital procedure. He first meeting with me was in recovery following another procedure. He realized I was not alert enough to fully understand and had me come in for a clinic consult. His care before, during and after surgery has been excellent. I would not hesitate to have another procedure with him if needed and I would highly recommend him.
      in Huntingdon, TN |
      Dr. Ball was very compassionate, appeared very well informed and very pleasant to work with. He never left the room after surgery until he was certain he had answered all of my questions. He was equally informative prior to surgery.
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      Specialties

      • Cardiac Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
      • Aneurysm
      • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
      • Aneurysm of Heart
      • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
      • Aortic Aneurysm
      • Aortic Diseases
      • Aortic Dissection
      • Aortic Stenosis
      • Aortic Valve Disease
      • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
      • Arrhythmias
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • Benign Tumor
      • Cancer
      • Cardiomegaly
      • Cardiomyopathy
      • Carotid Artery Disease
      • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
      • Congenital Heart Defects
      • Congenital Heart Disease
      • Congestive Heart Failure
      • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
      • Endocarditis
      • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
      • Heart Disease
      • Heart Tumors, Benign
      • Lung Cancer
      • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
      • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
      • Mitral Valve Stenosis
      • Pericardial Disease
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Embolism
      • Septal Defect
      • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
      • Thrombosis
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Aortic Valve Surgery
      • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
      • Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
      • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
      • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
      • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
      • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
      • Heart Defect Repair
      • Heart Surgery
      • Impella Device
      • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Lung Surgery
      • Maze Procedure
      • Mitral Valve Surgery
      • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
      • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
      • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
      • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
      • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
      • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
      • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Mississippi

        Graduated in 1987

      • Internship Hospital
        University Of Mississippi Medical Center

        Completed in 1988

      • Residency Hospital
        Rush University Medical Center

        Completed in 1994

        University Of Mississippi Medical Center

        Completed in 1992

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Rush Presby St Lukes Med Center

        Completed in 1994

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
      • Board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Ball's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Ball

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      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients